Volume 4 – Issue 1

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Emmanuel Osewe Akubor – Poverty and Terrorism in Northern Nigeria: Reflections and Notes
on the Manipulation of the Almajirai System and its Implication for National Development (Download)

Juho Korhonen – Shared Divergence: Comparing Post-Socialist Peripheries and Predicaments (Download)

Alžběta Švábová – Dealing with the Violent Past: Transitional Justice and Political Culture in Liberia and the Czech Republic in a Comparative Perspective (Download)

Laila Abdul Latif – Centralised Revenue Redistribution as a Potential Cause of Internal Conflict in Kenya (Download)

Vendula Řezáčová – “The Ancestors Are Beating Us”: Men, Migration and Spirit Possession in South Africa (Download)


Getnet Tamene – Bach, Daniel C. 2016. Regionalism in Africa – Genealogies, Institutions and Trans-state Networks. London & New York: Routledge. (Download)

Getnet Tamene – Bischoff, Paul-Henri, Aning, Kwesi and Acharya, Amitav (eds.). 2016. Africa in Global International Relations: Emerging Approaches to Theory and Practice. London & New York: Routledge. (Download)

Jan Klíma – Fiala, Vlastimil. 2015. Politické stranictví v západní Africe (Senegal a Gambie). Political Partisanship in Western Africa (Senegal and Gambia). Hradec Králové: University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty. (Download)

Luboš Kropáček – Pawliková-Vilhanová, Viera and Moumouni, Seyni (eds.). 2014. Voices of Africa’s Pasts. Bratislava: Slovak Academic Press. (Download)

Albert Kasanda – Elonga Mboyo, Jean-Pierre. 2015. Africa Through Structuration Theory-Ntu. Bamenda: Langaa Research and Publishing CIG.(Download)


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Petr Skalník – Jack Goody (1919–2015) (Download pdf)

Ineke van Kessel – Stephen Ellis (1953–2015) (Download pdf)

EDITOR´S NOTE (Download pdf)


Getnet Tamene – Problems of Knowledge and Knowledge Production in Africa (Download pdf)

Irina Turner – A Matter of Choice? The Role of English and Isixhosa for University Graduates in their Early Careers (Download pdf)

Henry Kam Kah From Foster Care to Enslavement: What Future for Africa’s Social Security System? (Download pdf)

Primus M. Tazanu – New Media and Expectations of Social Closeness: The Mobile Phone and Narratives of “Throwing People Away” in Cameroonian Transnational Social Relationships (Download pdf)

Meron Eresso – Sacralising Cyberspace: Online Religious Activism in Ethiopia (Download pdf)


Petr Skalník – Report on the 9th International Conference on African Studies “Viva Africa” held at Prague, 22-23 October 2015 (Download pdf)

Daniel C. Bach – Africa in International Relations: The Frontier as Concept and Metaphor (Summary of the Keynote Address) (Download pdf)


Ian Taylor – Hana Horáková and Stephanie Rudwick, eds. 2014. Global Challenges and Local Reactions: Czech Republic and South Africa. Berlin: Lit Verlag. (Download pdf)

Jan Klíma – Viera Pawliková-Vilhanová. 2013. The Production of History and Culture in Africa Revisited: Problems, Methods, Sources. Studia Orientalia Monographica, Volume 4. Bratislava: Slovenská akadémia vied, Ústav orientalistiky. (Download pdf)

Getnet Tamene – Léonce Ndikumana and James K. Boyce. 2011. Africa’s Odious Debts: How Foreign Loans and Capital Flight Bled a Continent. London/New York: Zed Books. (Download pdf)

Jan Klíma – Jeremy Silvester, ed. 2015. Re-Viewing Resistance in Namibian History. Windhoek: University of Namibia. (Download pdf)

Vlastimil Fiala – Christian Thibon, Marie-Aude Fouéré, Lidred Ndeda and Susan Mwangi, eds. 2014. Kenya’s Past as Prologue: Voters, Violence and the 2013 General Election. Nairobi: Twaweza Communications. (Download pdf)



Volume 3 – Issue 1

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Otakar Hulec – How to write the history of Africa – Terence Osborn Ranger (November 29, 1929 – January 3, 2015) (Download pdf)

EDITOR’S NOTE  (Download pdf)


Matthew Sabbi – The Competing Interests of Local Political Actors in the Making of Local Government in Ghana (Download pdf)

Gabriel Szuma – Analysis of Modern Maritime Piracy with a Case Study of Somalia (Download pdf)

Aneta Kricková – Reconstruction and Development Programme as a Tool of Socio-economic Transformation in South Africa (Download pdf)

Tamer Abd Elkreem – Whose Dam? The Danger of Narrowly Defined Development: The Case of Kajbar Dam, Northern Sudan (Download pdf)

Erika Dahlmanns – New Community, Old Tradition: The Intore Warrior as a Symbol of the New Man. Rwanda’s Itorero-Policy of Societal Recreation (Download pdf)


Alena Rettová – The Second Year of Asixoxe (Download pdf)

Petr Skalník – The 6th European Conference on African Studies, Paris 8-10 July 2015 (Download pdf)


Emília Bihariová  – Lukáš Zorád, Peter Farárik. 2015. Afrika – Mýty a skutocnosti. Clovek v ohrození, o. z. (Download pdf)

Tomáš Machalík  – Klíma, Jan. 2015. Dejiny Namibie [History of Namibia]. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny (Download pdf)



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Petr Skalník – Ali A. Mazrui (1933–2014) (Download PDF)


Francis B. Nyamnjoh – ‘Our Traditions are Modern, Our Modernities Traditional’: Chieftaincy and Democracy in Contemporary Cameroon and Botswana (Download PDF)

Desalegn Amsalu – Ethiopian Ethnic Federalism: A “God-Sent” Opportunity for All Ethnic Groups? (Download PDF)

Alžběta Šváblová – Institutional Arrangements in Post-Conflict Contexts: the Land Commission and the Governance Commission in Post-War Liberia (Download PDF)

Isaac Brako and Kwame Asah-Asante – Single Spine, Double Spine or Multiple Spine: Solving Labour Conflicts and Making Public Sector Jobs More Rewarding in Ghana (Download PDF)

REPORTS (Download all)

Petr Skalník – Political Culture in Africa – the Narrative Foundations of Authority and Leadership. International Seminar at Point Sud, Bamako, Mali, 5-9 October 2014

Viera Pawliková-Vilhanová – Some Reflections on 3rd International Conference on Islam Civilization and Culture, Bujumbura, Burundi, 9-12 December 2014

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Jan Klíma – José Vicente Lopes. 2014. Vozes das Ilhas. Revista da Reforma do Estado. Edição Especial, Outubro de 2014. (Islands Voices. Journal of the State Reform. Special Issue, October 2014). Praia: Unidade de Coordenação da Reforma do Estado.

Otakar Hulec – Ellis, Stephen. 2013. External Mission. The ANC in Exile, 1960–1990. Oxford University Press.

Jan Klíma – Fiala, Vlastimil. 2011. Politické stranictví v lusofonních zemích (Mosambik). Olomouc: Iuridicum Olomoucense.


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Jan Klíma – The evolution of the political representation of African communities in DSWA/SWA/Namibia (Download PDF)

Obert Hodzi – Commodification of elections: the future of elections in Zimbabwe (Download PDF)

Peter Nungshak Wika – Unveiling the salient issues in the protracted Jos crises, Central Nigeria (Download PDF)

Bettina Engels – Beyond scarcity: Conflicts over land and social relations in south- western Burkina Faso (Download PDF)

Walter Gam Nkwi – Men stay at home while women move out: new trends of mobility to China amongst Bamenda grassfield women (Cameroon) (Download PDF)

Borys Bińkowski – The impact of Fair Trade on the living standards of farmers in Ghana. Social cooperatives and corporate cooperatives (Download PDF)

REPORTS (Download PDF)

Petr Skalník – Future Africa – Conference of the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) – Bayreuth June 11-14, 2014

REVIEWS (Download PDF)

Vlastimil Fiala – Review article: Political partisanship in Africa in the light of recent research. Elischer, Sebastian. 2013. Political Parties in Africa. Ethnicity and Party Formation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. University Press, 319 pages.

Petr Sobotka – Klíma, Jan. 2014. Dějiny Kapverdských ostrovů, Svatého Tomáše a Princova ostrova. Praha: Lidové noviny.

Petr Skalník – Winelands, Wealth and Work. 2014. Transformations in the Dwars River Valley, Stellenbosch. Ed. Kees (C.S.) van der Waal. Pietermaritzburg: University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal.


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Patrick Chabal – Making Sense of Democracy in Africa: How It All Began and Where It Is Going (Download PDF)

Vlastimil Fiala – Afro-Marxism: Formation of the Working Party of Ethiopia (Download PDF)

Georg Klute, Raul Fernandes – Global Challenges and the (Re)Development of Neo-traditional Land Rights. Research in Legal Anthropology in Guinea-Bissau (Download PDF)

Carlos Ferreira Couto – Peasants, the State and Aid: Rural Development and Poverty in Cape Verde (Download PDF)

Magnus Treiber – Grasping Kiflu’s Fear – Informality and Existentialism in Migration from North-East Africa (Download PDF)

Bereket Abayneh Kefyalew – Appraising Large Scale Land Deals in Ethiopia: Food Security Perspective (Download PDF)


Petr Skalník – 5th European Conference on African Studies (ECAS) – Lisbon 26-29 June 2013 (Download PDF)

REVIEWS (Download PDF)

Bettina Engels – Georg Klute & Peter Skalník (eds). 2013. Actors in Contemporary African Politics. Münster: LIT Verlag.

Petr Skalník – Georg Klute. 2013. Tuareg-Aufstand in der Wüste. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag


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Radim Tobolka – Political Parties in Contemporary Zambia: A View From Within (Download PDF)

Vladimir Shubin – Zimbabwe’s Choice (Download PDF)

Dmitri M. Bondarenko, Jason Nkyabonaki, Beatrice Mosha Mkunde – Foreign Aid and Self-Reliance in Post-Socialist Tanzania (The Case of the Distribution of Mosquito Bed Nets) (Download PDF)


Lenka Smolinská – Kibera…, Make Yourself at Home! Researching the Community Development in Nairobi’s Informal Settlement of Kibera (Download PDF)

Kateřina Mildnerová – Report on the 8th Annual International Conference on African Studies (Download PDF)

REVIEWS (Download PDF)

Jan Klíma – Fiala, Vlastimil. 2010. Politické stranictví v afrických lusofonních zemích (Ostrov Sv. Tomáše a Princův Ostrov) [Political Partisanship in African Lusophone Countries (São Tomé and Príncipe)]

Blanka Říchová – Fiala, Vlastimil et al. 2012. Politické strany Afriky, Asie a Latinské Ameriky. Rysy politického stranictví [Political Parties in Africa, Asia and Latin America: Features of Political Partisanship]

Petr Skalník – Forde, Fiona. 2011. An Inconvenient Youth. Julius Malema and the ‚ New‘ ANC

Petr Skalník – Ige, Segun and Quinlan, Tim (eds). 2012. African Responses to HIV/AIDS. Between Speech and Action

Jan Klíma – Lopes, José Vicente. 2012. Tarrafal – Chão Bom, Memórias e Verdades [Tarrafal – Chão Bom, Memories and Truths]

Jan Klíma – Lopes, José Vicente. 2012. Aristides Pereira. Minha Vida, Nossa História [Aristides Pereira. My Life, Our History]